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University scientists receive prestigious fellowships

Two scientists from the University of Bath have been awarded prestigious University Research Fellowships by The Royal Society.

Why Labour civil war will run & run despite unity pledge

Professor Charlie Lees writes for The Conversation

Whatever happened to the soft left?

Professor Nick Pearce, Director of the Institute for Policy Research, explores Labour's soft-left tradition

Visualising quantum behaviour of hot electrons for first time

Scientists from the Department of Physics have identified a method to visualise, over a millionth of a billionth of a second, the initial quantum behaviour of electrons on a surface.

After Berlin election, what does right-wing AfD's success mean?

Professor Charlie Lees comments on recent political developments in Berlin in the run-up to what promises to be a momentous election year in Europe’s most populous and powerful nation.

Students get ready to attend One Young World Conference 2016

Emma Powell, a third-year BA (Hons) Education with Psychology student, and Mohammad Lone, a second-year BSc (Hons) Economics student, will travel to Canada at the end of September to meet with other young leaders from across the world to discuss issues of global importance.

Outdoor air pollution exceeds WHO limits for 90% of UK population

A model developed by an international team of scientists led by Dr Gavin Shaddick (Mathematical Sciences) estimates that more than 92% of the world's population live in areas with outdoor pollution levels that exceed the WHO recommended limits.

Good University Guide: We're in top 10 for graduate prospects

The University of Bath has been ranked seventh nationally for graduate prospects and best in the South West, according to the latest The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

Working out how much exercise to do takes more than gadgets

Professor Dylan Thompson (Health) writes for The Conversation.

Evidence & the Politics of Policymaking: where next?

On 14 & 15 September, a joint Institute for Policy Research (IPR) and Centre for Development Studies (CDS) symposium brought together academics, policymakers and NGO leaders to discuss the crucial role of evidence in policymaking, and to examine critically the process by which data is formalised as evidence that can support effective governance.

IPR blog: Bereavement from drug & alcohol-related deaths

Dr Christine Valentine, Research Associate in the Centre for Death and Society (CDAS), has contributed a blog post titled: 'Drug and alcohol-related deaths: What of those left behind?'

Good University Guide places Bath in top 10 for graduate prospects

The University of Bath has been ranked seventh nationally for graduate prospects and best in the South West, according to the latest The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

Get in the know with our Know-How exhibition

Running until 22 October at Edge Arts, this ‘live’ exhibition unfolds as five weeks of talks, demonstrations, discovery days, workshops and practical sessions for those interested in learning new skills or knowing more about the world around them.

Rob Briner named HR Mag’s ‘Most influential thinker 2016’

Rob Briner, Professor of Organisational Psychology, School of Management, tops the list of the most influential thinkers of 2016.

Carole Mundell featured in Huffington Post

Professor Carole Mundell has been interviewed as part of the Women In Business Q&A series.

Twin Syria & Ukraine crises prove the West can't restrain Russia

Professor David Galbreath (PoLIS) writes for The Conversation.

Greetings from Seoul from Professor Charlie Lees

Professor Charlie Lees (PoLIS) is currently on a research trip to South Korea following an award of £4,000 from the University's International Research Accelerator Scheme to visit colleagues at Yonsei University.

Industrial accidents in Bangladesh: another sign of inequality

Dr Palash Kamruzzaman (PoLIS) writes for The Conversation

PhD student wins pharmaceutical analysis award

Husain Naqi (Pharmacy & Pharmacology) has won the 2016 Geoffrey Phillips Analytical Science Award, which aims to encourage the advancement of pharmaceutical analysis and to recognise contributions of emerging scientists.

PVC joins China ministerial delegation

Professor Jonathan Knight is in China this week as part of the UK government delegation to Shanghai

Techspark profiles our Innovation Centre

Our successful Innovation Centre at Carpenter House in the city centre has become an important hub for entrepreneurship offering workshops, courses, startup incubation, internships and student enterprise activities.

New fountain feature for 50th anniversary

We now have a seven-metre high fountain in the lake: an idea suggested by Estates to mark our anniversary

Bath-Bristol applied economics workshop: Fri 30 Sep

The aim of the workshop is to bring together applied labour and micro-economics researchers in Bath and Bristol, who present their latest research, open up a discussion, as well as identify potential for future joint collaborations.

International research collaboration top of agenda for Ministerial delegation to China

Professor Jonathan Knight is in China this week as part of the UK government delegation to Shanghai.

Honorary degree for Prof Kevin Edge

Former DVC recognised for service to the University & outstanding leadership, as part of 50th celebrations

CO2 Symposium & honorary degree ceremony: Wed 5 Oct

This CSCT symposium to celebrate the award of an honorary degree to Professor Michele Aresta in light of his lifelong contributions to CO2 chemistry will bring together expert speakers from the UK with researchers at the CSCT to present the latest results of CO2 as a feedstock covering biotechnology, catalysis and process engineering.

Did the Mafia play a role in Italian earthquake deaths?

Dr Felia Allum (PoLIS) discusses the Italian Mafia in an interview on 'Vice' website.

Pedro Estrela edits book on biosensors

Dr Pedro Estrela (Electronic & Electrical Engineering) is the guest editor of the book "Biosensor Technologies for Detection of Biomolecules" published by the Biochemical Society and Portland Press as a volume of the journal Essays in Biochemistry.

Kate Button on publication bias in academic publishing

The open access journal, BMC Psychology, has announced it will launch the first ever randomized controlled trial to find out if a 'results free' peer-review process can help reduce publication bias.

Gardeners' Question Times comes to Bath

GQT was hosted on campus on Monday; tune in to Radio 4 at 3pm on 30 September to listen in

Stories of change: exploring past, present & future energy use

The Stories of Change research project aims to inform & promote open democratic debate on our use of energy

New era as Uni of Bath joins inaugural BUCS Super Rugby league

The men’s 1st XV has been named in the inaugural BUCS Super Rugby league, featuring the top eight rugby-playing higher-education institutions in England and Wales.

Richard Fairchild comments on the risks of crowdfunding

Dr Richard Fairchild (Management) discusses the rise of crowdfunding and the lack of protection for investors in Forbes

Spot the the chemistry lab

An anonymous Physicist from the CSCT shares snippets of their life in the Chemistry labs.

IAAPS & Local Enterprise Partnerships

Latest blog & new IAAPS video: Triple Helix Model will generate a West of England success story

Rio 2016: Silver medal for Paul Blake

A second medal for Blake, bronze for Rickham & world record for Kamlish as Games draw to a close

Chaos & the art of visualising complexity: Fri 14 Oct

Join us for an IMI lecture by Professor Michael Field from Imperial College, London and Rice University, USA.

GW4 Alliance appoints new Director

Dame Glynis, Chair of GW4 Council, said: "Dr Sarah Perkins joins GW4 at an exciting time"

Rio 2016: Paul Blake wins gold in T36 400m

Paul Blake joins other University-based athletes to be crowned Paralympic Champion at Rio 2016

Student wins funding to commercialise app

Maths & Physics student Azhar Jamal entered the Jisc Student Ideas Competition 2016 and has now secured funding to commercialise his own app idea 'Stuiz'.

Why isn’t there a gene for depression?

Dr Sarah Bailey (Pharmacy & Pharmacology) writes for The Conversation.

Student athlete Jenny Nesbitt talks about her experiences

Sport and Social Sciences student Jenny Nesbitt shares her experience and offers advice to young athletes considering university in the future or getting ready to start their first year.

Tropical crow species is highly skilled tool user

An international team of scientists, including Dr Richard James from the Department of Physics, and conservation experts has discovered that the critically-endangered Hawaiian crow, or ‘Alalā, is a highly proficient tool user, according to a paper published today in the leading scientific journal Nature.

Rio 2016: Piers Gilliver wins silver wheelchair fencing medal

University of Bath-based Piers Gilliver became the first British wheelchair fencer in 24 years to win a Paralympic Games medal when he took silver at Rio 2016 on Tuesday.

Policy experts speak at sell-out symposium

Heavyweights from domestic and international policymaking gather on campus for latest IPR event

Ride Across Britain rounds off AHS' hugely successful summer

The Deloitte Ride Across Britain rounds off what has been a hugely successful summer for AHS, with the department bringing in over £1 million for the University through the thousands of guest accommodation bookings we have taken since mid-June.

Scientists make mice from non-egg cells

Scientists have shown for the first time that embryos can be made from non-egg cells, a discovery that challenges two centuries of received wisdom.

Free breakfasts on National Cycle to Work Day: Wed 14 Sep

Take part in National Cycle to Work Day and be rewarded with a free coffee and bacon sandwich at The Pit Stop Café in the Students' Union, 8.30 - 9.30am.

50 years of producing top-quality interpreters & translators

At our recent conference, the UN Under-Secretary-General said: "I congratulate you on your remarkable achievements and I look forward to the future with confidence. I see the University of Bath as one of the pillars of the cooperation framework we have developed for the training of language professionals."

From science to policy: The long road to US Ozone standard

In this talk at the BRLSI on Wednesday 21 September, world-renowned scientist Professor Jim Zidek will describe his involvement in setting US ozone standards, which exemplifies how many scientists today find themselves at the centre of the policy-making process.

Edge Arts is hosting a Repair Cafe on 15 Oct - Can you help?

Let us know if you are a keen electrician, handy person, cycling enthusiast, clothes or fabric mender or computer whizz!

New Global Chair joins the IMI

Professor Colin Fox brings international expertise to Institute for Mathematical Innovation

Flexing our research muscle for BBC

Dr Polly McGuigan puts Michael Mosley through his paces in our Applied Biomechanics Suite

Charlie Lees talks to Sputnik about Merkel’s ratings

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has vowed to continue her migrant policy and win over opponents ahead of next year's federal election, despite rising opposition

Watch: new Proposal to Award Management system animation

The intention of the PAM system is to transform our current processes for applying for and managing research applications and awards.

Keeping our neighbours in the know

We’ve launched a new way to keep everyone in the region up to date with our latest news: Community eNews

Can disabled athletes outcompete able-bodied athletes?

Dr Christian Yates, Lecturer in Mathematical Biology, writes for the Conversation.

Making data work harder for academic and HR staff

Blog post from Katy McKen, Head of Research Information & Intelligence, for Efficiency Exchange.

Syria: digital architecture can help rebuild ancient cities

Ammar Azzouz writes for the Conversation.

Last few tickets left for Gardeners' Question Time

50th event: Last few tickets available for BBC Radio 4’s recording on Monday 19 September

New bicycle racks at Wessex House

18 new permanent bicycle racks have been installed in the old fruit and vegetable stand shelter on the north side of Wessex House.

Major ERC investment launches frontier research into gender inequalities

Professor Cooke has been awarded significant new five year ERC funding to unravel how and why gender inequalities persist across three countries.

Bath holds position in latest World University Rankings

We have maintained our position in the QS World University Rankings at 159 out of 900 of the top universities in the world.

Are the Olympics still relevant? Bryan Clift on Al Jazeera

Bryan Clift (Dept of Health) talks on Al Jazeera’s ‘Inside Story’ programme

Our place on the world map

Dame Glynis, Vice-Chancellor, celebrates our 50th anniversary in the latest issue of The Bath Magazine

The Edge Arts programme launch: 20 Sept

This is a social event with a presentation from Jamie Eastman, Director of Arts, refreshments and the chance to familiarise yourself with forthcoming arts and creative opportunities at The Edge

France, the burkini and the mainstreaming of racism

Dr Aurelien Mondon, Senior lecturer in French and Comparative Politics, write on the ban and its impact

Experience emerging theatre and dance: Thu 15 Sept, 7pm

Practice gives artists and audiences the opportunity to come together to test new and innovative contemporary performance in development

Next generation of social science researchers funded by new ESRC money

The ESRC has announced a new Doctoral Training Network to significantly widen access to funding for postgraduates.

Mental Health First Aid course, 27-28 September

Mental Health First Aid is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue.

It's just 50 days until we are 50!

Our 50th anniversary is fast approaching. Take a look at how the big day is shaping up!

Conference on American foreign policy

PoLIS International Conference on 15-16 September 2016

How maths and driverless cars could end traffic jams

Dr Lorna Wilson, IMI Commercial Research Associate, has written an article for The Conversation about a future free of traffic jams

The UN, Assad and chemical attacks

Brett Edwards and Mattia Cacciatori on developments after UN report holds Assad responsible for attacks

Public Lectures in September

These lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students. All are free unless otherwise stated.

50th Anniversary events in September

We have lots happening: Public lectures, conferences and chance to be in the audience for a recording of Gardeners' Question Time.

Advancing teaching in Brazil

We are working with the University of São Paulo to support the development of student teachers

Challenging the boundaries between the arts & sciences

One of our MPharm students has just returned from taking part in this year’s Roche Continents project in Salzburg, Austria, where she learnt "a lot about passion, to never lose the willingness to explore the unknown and last but not least, to continuously push my 'Edge'."